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with. what you're seeing right now. where more than three hundred sixty palestinians have died with this. time. thanks for joining us here in. highlighting the top headlines of the past week and today. was laid upon the dead remains of two hundred people these are the scenes from the site of this week's crash of a malaysian passenger jet in east ukraine a few of those on board the airliner were children and the u.n. international investigation. arrived at the site on friday there is however
a way recovery efforts are being carried out. it was hawked. i am shocked by the images of totally disrespectful behavior at this tragic site click against all rulings over careful investigation it seems that there are people who are rummaging through the personals and recognizable belongings of the victims will sort of this is downright disgusting as well by now all of the bodies of the mh seventeen passengers have reportedly been taken from the crash site to malta and nearby cities a cleanup and investigation will now push ahead thought is a roman cause sent us a report from that area. situation here and the plane crash site is certainly a different from what we encountered say in the first and the second day the area is now cordoned off by plainclothes militia for the self-defense forces in control of this area say they've made several appeals to the international
community to get it seem of the experts here as soon as possible it was easy to do so when we want a comprehensive and objective investigation but we don't feel like there's enthusiasm among the international community and experts several dozen experts who are currently in kiev we're asking them please come here faster we are surprised and frankly angered that we have to keep the area untouched while we've been waiting for them for so long meanwhile kiev has already rushed to use the end to government forces of meddling with a crash scene on. the pro russian fighters are not allowing investigators to collect and transfer the evidence they're also not letting search and rescue groups leave the area the groups are currently working under the threat of armed force for now the only international group to make it to the scene of the crash is their organization for security and cooperation in europe the always see but it seems
that right now they can do a little but stand by and watch although there is very little as we've reported there's very little security on the perimeter of the cross site we did notice that when he arrived today there was a cordon of armed security personnel on the sides of the road when the process was basically as follow is that people go out to the spot the body be photographed take video with it and then the body is placed on the back and put beside the roadway is a brief from the plane is screwed over it's once a kilometer radius which is likely to slow down the investigation and that large area is right in the middle of the conflict zone. means that a clear analysis of how this plane came to crash in the field in eastern ukraine is unlikely to come see if indeed it comes at all and that is a heavy burden for many of the relatives of the victims who plan to come here to the scene of the disaster. cos are of eastern ukraine let's have
a look at the timeline of events in the run up to the crash it was a thursday july seventeenth twelve fifteen pm local time the plane left kuala lumpur for twenty one pm ukrainian time radio and radar contact lost with the flight within the hour at the crash site located though there were no survivors by eight pm both kiev and anti government troops denied shooting down the plane instead pinning the blame on each other and the process of identification began leaving malaysian or authorities and government officials the tough task of notifying hundreds of grief stricken relatives about their loved ones who have lost ultimately leaving all of them in a state of shock. he flew sure rule could use the i heard terrible noise i went out first and then my has been the woman fell to the ground right after i ran out i was in shock i couldn't go further than my yard but. as soon as we went out of the house we saw a body lying nearby it must have fallen from
a very high altitude now you can smell the odor over here there are no words to describe it finally we were swimming and we heard three distinct shots actually not sure it's more like explosions and then we saw the plane falling its wing was falling off and then we saw black smoke and that's all the earth additional or yes first i didn't notice anything my son went out and said mom there's a body in the kitchen and there was plaster everywhere i thought it was just a pile of rubbish but then i understood it was a human body without a leg and with arms twisted and broken it's a murder a real murder or let's get a list of the nationalities of those on board the ill fated aircraft you can see right here the majority of the passengers dutch one hundred ninety three forty three victims including all crewman malaysian and there were twenty seven australians and then nationals from germany britain the philippines and indonesia the plane crash is one of the biggest ever more than tragedies for the netherlands
and that's where artie's peter all of our now reports from. the devastating news no one expects to hear. malaysian boeing alan has been reportedly downed based on the force. and interfax a malaysian airlines flight with about two hundred ninety five people on board has crashed grief spills over as family and friends of those on board m h seventeen make it to the airport in amsterdam at the scene of the crash passports strewn among the carnage each one a painful reminder of a person who died and each of those people leave behind friends and family it's in small communities like this one that have been directly affected that the real human tragedy becomes clear neil tall and her partner course children were on the flight outside the flower shop they owned floral tributes pile up those who saw them day on day
a left stunned we couldn't believe what's happened. rumors spread quickly on facebook in the morning to see outside the nose of a flower. then you know it's if it happened for real in the shop window a sign for the postman drop the mail off next door we're on holiday there were very lovely people and. you know i did want to just to just enjoy a holiday for two weeks and come back and say to pick up the post and i had a great holiday before stepping on the plane shoulder posted this message on facebook it's understood ms toll had been uneasy about the flight following the disappearance of a malaysian airlines jet early at this year. family members stand sobbing in front of a book of condolences they told me they just can't bring themselves to speak on camera and it's not only those who lost relatives in the tragedy who are grieving the
netherlands is in a state of disbelief following the deaths of nearly two hundred of its citizens in the disaster we were all shocked and i have very much. because especially for me. it's it's really. strange because my father modern i've been on the this same flight many times. from the it's so shocking so many dutch people were on back plane this tragedy has affected our song. think about it's not realistic people just the public airplane taking it down in this small country of only seventeen million people it seems nearly everyone has been touched in some way by this the worst disaster to affect the country in its recent history teacher all of her party netherlands and for malaysian airlines the plane crash of m.h. seventeen is the second disaster in just less than five months and it was in march
that flight three hundred seventy disappeared on his way to beijing and certainly both cases have left a far more questions than answers not easy alexina ships can now reporting from kuala lumpur. inside the kuala lumpur international airport right now nothing speaks of the horrible tragedy of thursday it works without disruptions this is different to the situation in march when the other malaysian airlines jet went missing relatives of those on board were literally beseeching the malaysian airlines offices back then they still had hope of seeing their loved ones alive. there's no chance of that for the families connected to thursday's tragedy over ukraine but what unites the two apparently different disasters is the fact there are far more questions than answers starting with the mh seventeen jets flight path . and didn't see by the local school. so they want to believe that if the. plane but if
that route was safe and many other jets had flown it on the day why had several airlines decided to change their paths malaysian authorities claim the plane was flying on the set route but flight tracker data published online suggest the path could have been changed to three hundred kilometers further north. international civil aviation community. going to. carry. some carries. very safe flying. across ukraine but if the flight trajectory is more a matter over speculation right now one alteration it made has been officially confirmed as the flight. to fly. so we have to be and.
indeed altitude changes on request is a common practice but the malaysian authorities have received no clarification as to why it was ordered on that day supposedly minutes before the jet went down most relatives of the passengers of m.h. seventeen have now gone to ukraine to identify the bodies a team of malaysian investigators is following them in the hope of shedding at least some light on this dark story. reporting from kuala lumpur in malaysia. if it is proven that resistance fighters and east ukraine downed m.h. seventeen that it's obviously a direct result of russia d. stabilizing assad friends state and supporting anti government as well at least a few of the british prime minister david cameron and the accusations started even before the beginning of any official investigation as artie's guy nature can. before investigators made it to the crash site the u.s.
announced to the world where the deadly missile shot came from evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by a surface to air missile that was launched from an area that is controlled by russian backed separatists inside of ukraine but the u.s. president stopped short of saying who pulled the trigger we don't know exactly what happened and yet u.s. officials all but to accuse the rebels in eastern ukraine and russia by association of having shot down the plane president obama based his suggestions on incidents of ukrainian military jets that the rebels recently shot out of the sky a group of separatists can't shoot. military transport planes or they claim shoot down fighter jets without sophisticated equipment and sophisticated training and that is coming from russia russia says kiva is responsible because it launched this military operation in eastern ukraine and the u.s. supported it moscow has also raised a number of questions for kiev to answer including why it hadn't closed the
airspace over what was clearly a war zone such immigrants why did the air traffic controller send a passenger flights to an area of military clashes in an area which was used to carry out strikes against civilian targets and where there were anti-aircraft systems operating all members of the un security council including russia and the united states have called for a credible impartial investigation of the disaster it will take time before any results come through but the blame game is already in full swing down to check on r.t. washington d.c. and a storm of accusations has been unleashed by the mainstream media have a look at this media picking up on words coming out from washington in kiev are the blame was put on anti government forces amid claims they are being supported by moscow editor of global media inc as a media channel daniel schecter even as the wall mongering is only making matters
worse. many in the media in america is responsible but without any evidence to back it up and of course the ukrainian president has blamed terrorists whoever they are . trading of accusations between the ukrainian military and the so-called separatists in the east of the ukraine obviously to needs to be some sort of a kind of ceasefire there and a real serious investigation if you want to get at the truth this is a very politically laced subject that really requires this passionate international investigation that's of a detail of look at the area where m.h. seventeen came down let's bring you the little town where most of the dead from right there could up before the plane came from the northwest and ultimately flew almost across the entire war zone that includes to form a hot spots are going to come of course now major ukrainian army outposts or the
crash site though is almost directly between the regional capitals of dawn yet. you can see on the map kiev an anti government forces have engaged in some of the fiercest fighting over there up towards grew up over here is just kilometers away from the border with russia has been shelled by the ukrainian army on numerous occasions and earlier this week in the neighboring town of that's right here that's where an airstrike was deployed and it destroyed an entire residential building. also far there's been no conclusive evidence though ukraine is claiming that anti-government forces shot down the plane kiev is basing his accusations on several bits of unverified information shortly after the jet went down ukraine circulated what it called a leaked phone call in which the opposition fighters allegedly admitted to firing on the plane a video released by kiev purports to show a book mobile surface to air missile system in eastern ukraine allegedly missing one of its rockets another plane crashed on territory controlled by the opposition
and kiev claims that simply enough to implicate them despite the fact that the ukrainian armed forces also have a very heavy presence that. now other lives have been lost this week in eastern ukraine that were not involved in the plane crash still to come on r.t. international the victims of kiev crackdown against its own people in the east all going largely unnoticed certainly over the past few days after the break we report on the offensive against the region's two biggest cities not far from the crash site. no end in sight as the israeli palestinian conflict escalates further look at the young and vulnerable of gaza. today you have the pommy because. you have
it's about a twenty minutes past one on sunday afternoon here at moscow thanks for joining us reports are now saying that more than forty people have been killed in gaza overnight israel significantly expanded its ground operation there sending in additional forces are recent attacks were the heaviest so far. when the. israeli tank fire has reportedly killed dozens of palestinians in just
one neighborhood in gaza city that was this morning residents said they saw bodies out almost streets without violence is unable to pick them up because of the destruction reports also say hamas leaders to israel to set up a two hour humanitarian truce to get the dead and injured out the old diplomatic efforts to end the fighting have failed two more i.d.f. soldiers were killed overnight bringing the total number of as ready casualties to seven. ground and air attacks have now left more than three hundred and seventy palestinians dead more on this with correspondent horrific. scene of israel's operation protective edge we've seen heavy israeli ground sea. right now we can hear drones overhead and ambulances and shelling to the east of gaza city of course the scene civilian population here paying a particularly noted price of for this escalation in violence now of course the
united nations and state actors in the region are trying to organize a cease fire for example. doing what they can and u.n. chief the moon is today meeting with palestinian president mahmoud abbas egypt's attempts at creating a ceasefire a few days ago as hamas rejected the egyptian proposal of thousands of part of the scenes hopping into the displaced as this operation has been ongoing we've seen those numbers increase steadily over the last few days which has. c n n opting for the violence used by particularly the israeli air force now of course these particular instances of being targeted and they are regarded by the palestinians here very specifically as signs that israel is not being careful enough in its operations that it is willing to be reckless actually is the language used by officials and promising civilians we've been talking to me it's going about
targeting minutes inside this week ukrainian forces moved closer to the regional centers of east ukraine we're talking about out of. lugansk their approach was marred by the massive firing of heavy artillery shells the people living their lives in the shadow of air raid sirens and shooting out on the streets at least sixteen civilians died after being hit in broad daylight dozens of buildings including a church were seriously damaged the total number of lives lost in the region since early june is now reached two hundred fifty that's according to monitors from the organization for security and cooperation in europe but here's a really good reporting from the russia ukraine border. residents of logan's care of reported hearing air raid sirens again again last night and they're saying that fighting continues on the outskirts of the city now according to self-defense forces ukrainian troops are gaining ground seeking to take control over the road that is connecting the god's goodness but you see these that are essentially
capitals of the two restive regions. varying brought into off the assaults by the ukrainian army their city has been heavily hit its infrastructure damaged people are saying they're left without water electricity gas is also something they're finding a shortage off of course there are instances of people being hit in the middle of the day by artillery and mortar shells at one instance eight people have died similar tenuously when a shell has hit a. wall always the observers have said that two hundred fifty people have been killed since the beginning of june alone previously that number is given for civilian casualties for these hydration the conflict for both regions we can assume that that number is probably a lot higher than the. times it can be heard on the border between russia and ukraine with residents complaining about shells flying into their backyards essentially. because the sure that civilians are not going to be the.
targets of ukrainian military nevertheless they seem to be bearing the brunt off the pressure and when exactly and if this conflict is going to end is not yet clear with of course the world's attention being on the aftermath off the disaster of flight m.h. seventeen the fighting that doesn't seem to subside in southeastern ukraine goes on before. now this is done yet a city that not too long ago hosted more matches than the euro twenty twelve football championship today there are holes in the walls broken windows rockets going into the ground as you can see one of the main buildings that was leveled was that of a kindergarten people there told us they have no where to go and they feel helpless people schoolteacher it when you look at the shrapnel adjoined shell landed here setting the place on fire and killing the people who lives here houses nearby was damaged this five story building was hardly damaged the windows had gone to the
authorities doing well kind of authority as are they i don't know what to do next to where to go. thanks for joining us on r.t. international one of the worst crashes in the history of the moscow metro shook the capital on tuesday this week three subway cars derailed after coming to an abrupt stop during the morning rush hour more than twenty people were killed around one hundred fifty hospitalized some of them remain in intensive care here's some footage of the aftermath. here i. go. i think. it took emergency workers three days to remove the wreckage and carry out repairs
allowing traffic on the metro line to resume one eyewitness recounts the accident. when you can see a thing you know i was thrown into the air there was blood on the floor heads bruised some people had broken ribs and one person was injured all in all people were hysterical we started to get out we saw a door in the tunnel wall men eventually broke the door and we saw workers constructing a parallel town they helped us to get out there are a number of theories of how a decade old railway section became the scene of such a deadly accident so far investigators believe a faulty switch was to blame while two metro workers have been detained over safety breaches. are coming up shortly here on r.t. international the emotional accounts of some of those who fled their homes to escape the carnage in eastern ukraine.
two u.s. agents who are working deep inside the german government have been caught which has heightened tensions between the two countries even more the german reaction to this was to expel the cia chief in berlin from his post this is the kind of story that makes people who hate u.s. foreign policy click to share button on facebook and get all excited it makes me feel that merkel or at least some elements of the german government are actually fighting against foreign meddling but i would say that you should take this story with a huge grain of salt yeah they just had one cia asset out of the country and this could be a sign of change but there are still twenty plus u.s. military bases currently operating in germany and in fact the bow holder base is one of the largest ones outside of america territory with thirteen thousand troops permanently stationed there so basically if merkel really wants to reduce foreign meddling in germany she is going to have to somehow get a massive foreign military presence out of a country and since this has been there for almost seventy years already i don't
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